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Verandah Cave

Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve

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Applies from Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.18pm. Last reviewed: Fri 3 Apr 2020, 3.34pm

Closed areas: Campgrounds closed until further notice. All camping is prohibited.

All campgrounds across NSW are closed until further notice to protect the health and safety of our visitors and staff.  This includes all types camping such as in cars, tents, caravans and motorhomes.  Penalties apply for non-compliance. Please check our COVID-19 update for more information.

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Applies from Tue 1 Oct 2019, 10.41am to Thu 30 Apr 2020, 10.42am. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Mar 2020, 12.29pm

Fire bans: Solid fuel fire ban

A park fire ban is in place in this park and remains in effect unless otherwise extended or removed. During park fire ban periods, all campfire and solid fuel (wood, heat beads, charcoal, briquettes, hexamine) barbecues and stoves are prohibited. Gas and electric barbecues and cookers are permitted as long as:

  • They're under direct control of an adult
  • The ground within 2m of the barbecue is cleared of all flammable materials
  • There's an adequate supply of water (minimum of a bucket)

If a Total Fire Ban is in place, please contact the local park office before using a gas or electric barbecue or cooker.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire bans in parks and reserves including your responsibilities, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page.

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Applies from Mon 23 Mar 2020, 10.19am. Last reviewed: Mon 23 Mar 2020, 11.05am

Closed areas: Partial park closure - Mine remediation project

Some parts of this park will be closed from Tuesday 24 March 2020 until further notice while the mine remediation project (and related safety works) is being implemented.

The closed areas are:

  • Central Mines trail (north from the Summer Hill Creek crossing to the reserve boundary gate) 
  • Ostini trail (from the junction with Summer Hill Creek trail south to the Summer Hill Creek crossing - excludes the western end of Water Race walking track 

Appropriate signs and barriers will be installed along these trails. Fourth crossing picnic area, Water Race walking track and The Falls lookout will remain open.

Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, contact the local NPWS office.

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Verandah Cave, Borenore Karst Conservation Reserve. Photo: Steve Woodhall